Rode Hall Silver Band marked a significant milestone in its 182 year history this weekend at the North West Area Regional Brass Band Contest in Blackpool. The band travelled to the Winter Gardens confident that the hours of preparation under conductor Nigel Butler would secure the result required to push the band into the third section.
12 bands in total performed Ray Steadman-Allen's 'Stantonbury Festival' with Rode Hall being awarded second place by adjudicators Jim Davies and Andrew Warriner who also commented that the band had produced 'A really fine show'.
For the first time ever, the band will promoted into the third section and the second place prize also secures an invitation to the National Finals to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse on the 14th September 2019.
The committee would sincerely like to thank our conductor, Nigel Butler and all the players for the hard work and committment over recent months that has enabled such great progress.